How to ride a gravel bike tire without damaging your bike

The best way to safely ride a new gravel bike is to learn the basics first, like how to turn a tire and apply pressure correctly, the American Dirt Bike Association said in a statement.

“It’s important to have some basic understanding of how the tire works, what pressure it should be applied to and how to ride the bike safely,” said Scott Wiens, president of the organization.

The AMA says it does not recommend new riders learn to ride on the gravel bike or ride in a garage, because they may have to take off the tires when they get into an accident.